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Latest jobs at Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)  May 2022

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent humanitarian medical NGO that was created in 2009 by professionals of humanitarian medicine. ALIMA’s mission is to provide medical care in emergency situations or medical catastrophes. The story of ALIMA began in 2009 in Niger. While the entire medical profession witnessed an alarming peak of acute malnutrition and increasing infant mortality rates, the health structures for managing malnutrition were becoming increasingly rare.

The year before, many international NGOs had been expelled from the country. Local NGOs were the only ones left to act, but they lacked resources. From these conditions came the idea to create a new model of humanitarian organization: an African medical alliance connecting national NGOs and international research institutes. ALIMA was born. Since the beginning of this adventure, ALIMA has treated more than 6 million people in 13 countries around the world, mainly in Africa.

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Our model of governance is based on local NGOs being an integral part of ALIMA. Our African partners are experienced and create solutions adapted to local or regional contexts. Departing from conventional humanitarian protocols, a network of partner organizations increases the impact of our medical emergency programs, especially in areas of conflict with high mortality rates.

In addition, our strength resides in the fact that we have a majority of national African employees, who represent 98% of all ALIMA employees, at all levels, from country directors to our operational headquarters in Dakar. Because our mission goes far beyond healing and saving lives, innovation and medical research are at the heart of our actions to find lasting solutions and to ensure we are not faced with the same medical crises twice. We aim to propose innovative projects to meet the challenges of 21st century humanitarian medicine.

ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and to care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or political affiliation. Our actions rely on proximity, innovation, and the alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanism, impartiality and with the respect of universal medical ethics.

Jobs vacancies at ALIMA

 May 2022. Human Resources Coordinator

Job Title: Human Resources Coordinator | Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) | Location: Abuja (FCT)
Contract term: contract under French law, 6 months with possibility of extension.
Desired start date: June 15, 2022.
Direct Line Manager: Head of Mission
Technical Referent: Desk HR Manager
Line Manager for HR Manager, HR assistant, Movement Assistant, Cleaners and Cook
Technical Referent: Field Administration Managers

ALIMA in Nigeria

  • The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe ongoing crises in the world, now entering its ninth year and showing no sign of abating.
  • In 2021, at least 8.7 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Up to 5.1 million people risk being critically food insecure during the next lean season (June – August 2021), a level similar to 2016-2017 when famine was looming over Borno State
  • Nigeria is now facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states have recorded new cases. Aid actors are intensifying actions and prevention measures
  • Despite challenges including humanitarian space reduction, aid workers had already provided around 5 million people with life-saving assistance in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states in 2020.
  • Conflict, explosive remnants of war, and insecurity have cut people off from their main means of livelihoods-farming and fishing. This causes major food insecurity in northeast Nigeria, which COVID-19’s effects on incomes have exacerbated: despite good crop yields, food insecurity is rising.
  • Findings of the October 2020 Cadre Harmonisé (CH) analysis projected that about 5.1 million people in the three states will be food-insecure in the lean season between June and August 2021 – a 19% and 34% increase in 2020 (after COVID-19 June CH Update) and 2019 figures respectively.
  • According to the Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance Round 9, conducted in October 2020, the level of acute malnutrition increased in all three states compared to 2019.
  • Global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of 10.7% were recorded in Borno, 7.5% in Adamawa, and 13.6% in Yobe. According to the survey, several LGAs had high pockets of global acute malnutrition above the 15% threshold (emergency phase), including Gubio, Magumeri, Mobbar, and Bayo in Borno State and all LGAs in northern Yobe.
  • Movement restrictions and insecurity continue to hamper the ability of IDPs, returnees, and the host communities to access basic services, livelihoods, and land for farming and grazing. This means that more people will rely on humanitarian aid to survive in 2021.
  • In 2017, ALIMA continued to implement projects in Muna Garage in Jere LGA, where ALIMA performs general consultations for children under 5 and provides Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) to pregnant and lactating women (antenatal and postnatal consultations).
  • An Outpatient Therapeutic Feeding Program (OTP) is also available for children under 5 suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the clinic, where women and caretakers are trained to screen their children for malnutrition using the MUAC tape.
  • In Maiduguri MC, where ALIMA is working in partnership with the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), the Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Center (ITFC) manages children under 5 suffering from SAM with medical complications in a 50-bed capacity building.
  • In December 2020, ALIMA conducted a needs assessment survey in the north of Yobe where a high level of acute malnutrition was recorded by the nutrition sector. The results of this survey prompted ALIMA to open a nutrition and health project covering the Kasasuwa LGA, one of the most affected LGAs, and where there was a gap.
  • This project started in May 2021 and fund by ECHO aims to support Karasuwa health facilities and improve access to nutrition and health services including pediatric healthcare and reproductive health.
  • ALIMA also supports COVID-19 vaccination in Borno and Yobe with a focus on the most vulnerable.
  • In parallel, ALIMA is opening an emergency nutrition project in Katsina state and is present in Owo state since 2018 for Lassa fever response and research.

Protection of Beneficiaries and Community Members

  • Level 3: As part of his/her duties, the job holder will visit programs and come into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, a criminal record check or a certificate of good conduct will be required. In situations where the impossibility of providing a criminal record or a certificate of good conduct is found, a declaration of honor will be requested.

Mission and Main Activities:

  • HR Coordinator defines, adapts, plans, and supervises the implementation of human resources policies in the Mission, ensuring they are in line with the context, the ALIMA HR vision, and values.
  • HR Coordinator is responsible for providing support to all the HR staff (HR Managers, HR Supervisors, Field Administrator), to Coordinators, Activity Managers, Supervisors, and leading the overall HR functions including staff recruitment, contracts management, skills development, Talents acquisition, performance management, and orientation.
  • The HR Coordinator reports directly to the Head of Mission and collaborates with all departments on human resources matters.

Major Responsibilities
Operational and Strategic Management of the HR (participate in operations implementation, development of staff, HR budget building, training, staff carrier building):

  • Participate in the mission strategy to develop and implement operational plans to enhance the organization’s performance through its people. Working closely with Coordinators, Project coordinators, and Project Admin Managers to deliver high-quality HR support and capacity building of national HR staff.
  • Lead on the development of the mission human resource strategy that includes organization development, Talent management, succession planning, and emergency response.
  • Together with the coordination team, plan HR operational and budget needs in order to efficiently ensure the required HR sizing and capabilities of the mission.
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning by working closely with the Country Management Team and Senior Managers to ensure effective talent management mechanisms are in place. With a specific focus on the nationalization of some posts.
  • Coordinate the implementation of career development programs to high potential collaborators in order to increase long-term commitment and contribution.

Administrative Management National Staff:

  • Coordinate the administrative management of National staff: contract, leaves, identification, mission orders, Job descriptions, staff files, etc.
  • Performance management cycle (probation, interim review, and annual review). Where concerns are identified to proactively encourage managers to address these by collaboratively implementing quality performance improvement plans.
  • Coordinate the implementation of “Feedback and development review” and Performance Objectives (POP)
  • Works with the Coordinator and Admin Manager, Staff representative on liaison, dialogue, communication, and understanding of policies.
  • Supports Coordination decisions with appropriate HR solutions in disciplinary procedures.
  • Support the Coordination and projects in managing the investigation of Fraud and the HR disciplinary process.
  • Provide support and guidance to line management in handling staff conflicts
  • Coordinate the proper implementation of Homere (HR management software) including the preparation of the payroll (in line with local legislation regarding social security/tax payments).
  • Responsible for day-to-day workforce relations to include ensuring that work environments and workplace practices promote a positive employee relations environment free of discrimination, harassment, or any form of unfair or unethical practice.
  • Conduct investigations, site assessments, and all related forms of complaints that ensure objective evaluation and resolution of issues with HR.
  • Carry on market Benchmarking when need is, function and salary grid review for ALIMA staff as well as incentive grid for Ministry of Health staff.

Expatriate Staff Management:

  • Together with Dakar and Abuja administration office, manage the international staff movement: arrival, departure, passport, resident card, visa, and flight tickets
  • Support the teams on breaks and annual leaves planning
  • Supervise the expatriates’ follow-up update and send to HQ
  • collaboratively with fields administration Managers, ensure intermediary and final appraisals are done and sent to the Desk HR manager
  • Ensure the constitutions of international staff files and provide the necessary documents (Visa On arrival and its renewal, ALIMA ID card, Mission order, residency permit…)
  • Organize briefings for international staff at their arrival and present the mission’s policies and regulations.
  • Ensure the follow-up of flight tickets’ expiration date is properly done.
  • Communicate the end of mission information to HQ administration and departure office
  • Support the Head of Mission in Expatriates HR Management: conflicts management, feedback of individual interviews, forecast and anticipate recruitments, Job descriptions redaction, etc.

Responsible for the internal procedure and Country legal procedure (procedures, legal surveillance:

  • Coordinate the implementation of all administrative local protocols and procedures, organize regular information meetings with all the personnel and systematically participate in briefings of all the coordinators and managers concerned (national and international).
  • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of administrative procedures related to the employment contracts of ALIMA staff in the mission, in particular everything related to the CV, cover letters, business certificates, diplomas, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), certificates of marital status, access cards to the attention health, vacation request forms, Certificates of residence … to comply with the legislation in force in the country.
  • Define and coordinate the local implementation of a fair rewarding policy in accordance with ALIMA policies and local regulations.
  • Train and ensure the staff is well informed of the Code of Conduct, ALIMA Charter, Management of Abusing Behavior, Terms and Conditions of Employments (TCE), essential policies, and HR topics.
  • Supervise monthly calculations of salaries and taxes, in order to ensure internal equity, adequate competitiveness, and legal compliance.
  • Carry on all the processes to get an Employer PIN number for ALIMA (social security/pension, NHF, PAYE, NSITF, etc.)
  • The focal point for the link with ALIMA lawyer in order to get legal advice for any sensitive HR or administrative issue or process.

Recruitment Management:

  • Support the coordination and the projects team in recruitment processes, ensuring coherent management of administrative and legal procedures all across the mission
  • Oversee full-cycle recruitment process; develop candidate rosters, employing traditional sourcing strategies, actively network and employ innovative, creative recruiting methods to hire the best talent.
  • Responsible for timely execution of the recruitment process for key senior positions in the mission. Keeping an overview of ongoing recruitments, informing project, and coordinating on progress.
  • Ensure that managers are trained in the implementation and following up of ALIMA recruitment procedures.
  • Ensures the Project’s recruitment approaches and staff capacity-building initiatives support Altima’s philosophy of career development for National staff.

General administration- Movements- reporting:

  • Define and coordinate the internal communication policy, in collaboration with all field coordination teams, organize personnel meetings and broadcast ALIMA values and vision, in order to boost people’s commitment, active participation, and adherence to corporate values.
  • Centralizes monthly all the organization organograms of the mission and makes sure they reflect the reality on the ground.
  • Support in Administrative related issues such as ALIMA registration in Nigeria, Immigration facilities, and process in Nigeria
  • Compile, check, analyze and send Monthly HR reports to HQ
  • Participate in HR Group meetings

Experience and Skills

  • Essential, Degree / Diploma in HR Management / Administration / Business Administration / Law or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Human Resources experience.
  • Working experience in management positions is essential.
  • Working experience with an international medical NGO is an asset.
  • Fluency in English. Speaking French is an asset.
  • Essential, computer literacy (word, excel, internet). The knowledge of Homere (HR management software) is highly appreciated.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and teamwork.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Negotiation skills.

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Salary: Depending on experience.

ALIMA pays for:

  • Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
  • Accommodation costs
  • Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee
  • Evacuation of the employee.

Application Closing Date
20th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • To apply, please send your CV and cover letter
  • Applications are processed in the order of arrival and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if a good application is successful.
  • Only full applications will be taken into account.
  • Only accepted applications will be contacted.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Logistics Coordinator

Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) | Location: Abuja (FCT) | Project: Abuja Coordination
Contract Term: contract under French law, 6 months’ renewable.
Desired start date:  01 June 2022

ALIMA in Nigeria

  • The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe ongoing crises in the world, now entering its ninth year and showing no sign of abating.
  • In 2021, at least 8.7 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Up to 5.1 million people risk being critically food insecure during the next lean season (June – August 2021), a level similar to 2016-2017 when famine was looming over Borno State
  • Nigeria is now facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states have recorded new cases. Aid actors are intensifying actions and prevention measures
  • Despite challenges including humanitarian space reduction, aid workers had already provided around 5 million people with life-saving assistance in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states in 2020.
  • Conflict, explosive remnants of war, and insecurity have cut people off from their main means of livelihoods-farming and fishing. This causes major food insecurity in northeast Nigeria, which COVID-19’s effects on incomes have exacerbated: despite good crop yields, food insecurity is rising. Findings of the October 2020 Cadre Harmonisé (CH) analysis projected that about 5.1 million people in the three states will be food-insecure in the lean season between June and August 2021 – a 19% and 34% increase in 2020 (after COVID-19 June CH Update) and 2019 figures respectively. According to the Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance Round 9, conducted in October 2020, the level of acute malnutrition increased in all three states compared to 2019. Global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of 10.7% were recorded in Borno, 7.5% in Adamawa, and 13.6% in Yobe. According to the survey, several LGAs had high pockets of global acute malnutrition above the 15% threshold (emergency phase), including Gubio, Magumeri, Mobbar, and Bayo in Borno State and all LGAs in northern Yobe. Movement restrictions and insecurity continue to hamper the ability of IDPs, returnees, and the host communities to access basic services, livelihoods, and land for farming and grazing. This means that more people will rely on humanitarian aid to survive in 2021.
  • In 2017, ALIMA continued to implement projects in Muna Garage in Jere LGA, where ALIMA performs general consultations for children under 5 and provides Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) to pregnant and lactating women (antenatal and postnatal consultations). An Outpatient Therapeutic Feeding Program (OTP) is also available for children under 5 suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the clinic, where women and caretakers are trained to screen their children for malnutrition using the MUAC tape.
  • In Maiduguri MC, where ALIMA is working in partnership with the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), the Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Center (ITFC) manages children under 5 suffering from SAM with medical complications in a 50-bed capacity building.
  • In December 2020, ALIMA conducted a needs assessment survey in the north of Yobe where a high level of acute malnutrition was recorded by the nutrition sector. The results of this survey prompted ALIMA to open a nutrition and health project covering the Kasasuwa LGA, one of the most affected LGAs, and where there was a gap. This project started in May 2021 and fund by ECHO aims to support Karasuwa health facilities and improve access to nutrition and health services including pediatric healthcare and reproductive health.
  • ALIMA also supports COVID-19 vaccination in Borno and Yobe with a focus on the most vulnerable.
  • In parallel, ALIMA is opening an emergency nutrition project in Katsina state and is present in Owo state since 2018 for Lassa fever response and research.

Post Typology

  • Direct Line Manager: Head of Mission

Protection of Beneficiaries and Community Members:

  • Level 3: As part of his/her duties, the job holder will visit programs and come into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, a criminal record check or a certificate of good conduct will be required. In situations where the impossibility of providing a criminal record or a certificate of good conduct is found, a declaration of honor will be requested.

Mission and Objectives

  • Define and implement technical and logistics strategies and support to the field under the technical
  • support and management of the Logistics Desk Manager, dedicated to the approval of the global
  • logistics strategy, ensuring the pertinence and coherence of logistics planning & programs, adequacy of the means provided and the compliance with ALIMA standards and protocols in order to enable the development of the mission in perfect working conditions and optimize the impact of the medical projects activities.

Tasks & Responsabilities

  • Implement The Operational Logistics Strategy
  • Participate actively in the elaboration and update of annual project planning, budgets proposals and any emergency operations, give support in strategies definition and providing advice to the HoM in the translation of the identified logistical/technical needs into objectives, priorities, and resources needed for the mission. 
  • He shall ensure to provide all documentation and assume his role.

Monitoring the Implementation of Logistics Activities and Procedures:

  • Follow up the activities and support the mission in the different sectors, which involve logistics: construction and rehabilitation, warehousing and supply of medical and non-medical material, transport, communications, water and sanitation, fleet and engines management, assets control, security, reporting, etc.
  • Implement and apply ALIMA harmonized validated procedures and documentation.
  • Reinforce controls and enhance training on use.
  • He is accountable to ensure compliance with ALIMA standards, protocols, and procedures.
  • His role request to report to the HoM on the development of the ongoing programs and proposing reorientation strategies, with contribution and technical approval of the Logistics Desk Manager, when needed.

Management of Logistics Teams And HR Policies:

  • Is responsible for the proper application of HR policies and associated processes (recruitment, capacity building (induction, coaching, training), briefing/debriefing and internal communication) in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required for the activities he/she is accountable for.
  • Develop activities planning, action plans, appraisal & evaluation for Logistics managers and other national positions.
  • Review and adapt consequently and timely all jobs description for the national logistics staff.
  • He/She is responsible for ensuring technical reference, supporting logistics teams on all technical issues in the Borno mission, and providing basic guidelines and knowledge to programmes staff to follow procedures.
  • He/She has to assume their implementation.

 Management of Assets and Premises Structures and Equipment:

  • Monitoring and following up on the registration, codification, and tagging of all new assets, purchased or donated. 
  • Ensure that all in-use equipment is recorded and tagged.
  • Set and supervise a regular physical inventory of the assets list. Keep assets list updated.
  • He is responsible for ensuring the installation and maintenance of functional office space(s) and lodging facilities in an adequate living condition, as well as all the equipment, required.
  • Supervise the proper use and maintenance of IT (computers, software, backups, etc.), office, communication, transportation, and energy equipment.
  • Assume and raised reports on assets for each donor as references for audit and control.
  • Proceed to inquiries/investigations in case of damages or loss on any asset for reporting.

Monitoring of Security and Risks Management:

  • Elaborate, define and monitor technical aspects of the risk reduction policy, transport, communication, protection, identification, and preparation of the technical aspects of the mission security policy and guidelines, evacuation plan, and contingency plan performing day-to day monitoring of security rules observation and reporting of any problem to the HoM. 
  • For this purpose, the Logistics Coordinator will have to create an appropriate environment to facilitate the exchange of information on the security situation and will be the security back up in the absence of the HoM.
  • Develop or improve the tool to proceed to elaborate a risks analysis report and update the
  • different SOP’s (base, coordination, and mission).
  • Collect and compile all useful and right information from his network then to share timely within the mission or with dedicated staff.
  • He has to establish good communication means in the Mission (including numbers & frequencies), allowing permanent communication between capital, projects, bases and HQ.
  • Procure to all staff in the Mission benefits from a welcome briefing on security SOPs and from proper training on some topics like how to use communications equipment (e.g, satellite phones, HF/VHF radios, computers, etc.), what to do in case of a fire alert or attack from terrorists.
  • The role of the logistics coordinator is to ensure the setup of security measures and their application by all ALIMA staff in the Borno mission.
  • He is in charge and responsible to select appropriate information to spread.

Settings and Improvement of Reporting:

  • Analyse monthly projects reports, and comments and send feedback to all logistics manager before the consolidation of the monthly mission report.
  • Provide, on weekly or monthly bases, reporting on activities from projects/mission evolution from the technical/logistics perspective and propose corrections if needed.
  • Consult the logistics referent in case of an amendment.
  • Improve contents of the report, monitor closely results of procurement follow up, stocks management and value, fuel consumption, and action points.
  • Role and responsibility to ensure the quality of reporting, exchanges, and sharing of reliable information and data.

Representation:

  • Represent ALIMA in meetings with Authorities and other NGOs for technical/logistics or
  • Security-related issues.
  • Acting HoM for all issues when he is assigned as his representative in his absence

Experience and Skills
Essential:

  • Degree and Specialization in Humanitarian Logistics
  • Medical logistics knowledge (Biomed equipment, wash, etc..) will be considered an asset
  • Minimum of 4 years of demonstrable relevant logistics experience.
  • Working experience in management positions is essential.
  • Working experience with an international medical NGO, is an asset.
  • Fluency in English. Speaking French is an asset.
  • Essential, computer literacy (word, excel, internet). The knowledge of Homere (HR
  • management software) and Saga (Finances management) is highly appreciated.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and teamwork.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Negotiation skills

Languages:

  • English is compulsory, others are an asset.

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Depending on experience + per diem
  •  ALIMA pays for:
    • Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
    • Accommodation costs
    • Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee
    •  Evacuation of the employee

Application Closing Date
20th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Submit your application online (CV & Cover Letter in PDF)
  • We process applications as they are received. If an application matches our search, the offer can therefore be closed early
  • Female applications are strongly encouraged.

Project Coordinator

Location: Owo, Ondo
Contract Term: Contract under French law, 6 months renewable subject to budget funding
Starting Position: ASAP

ALIMA in Nigeria

  • The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe ongoing crises in the world, now entering its ninth year and showing no sign of abating.
  • In 2021, at least 8.7 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Up to 5.1 million people risk being critically food insecure during the next lean season (June – August 2021), a level similar to 2016-2017 when famine was looming over Borno State.
  • Nigeria is now facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states have recorded new cases. Aid actors are intensifying actions and prevention measures
  • Despite challenges including humanitarian space reduction, aid workers had already provided around 5 million people with life-saving assistance in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states in 2020.
  • Conflict, explosive remnants of war, and insecurity have cut people off from their main means of livelihoods-farming and fishing. This causes major food insecurity in northeast Nigeria, which COVID-19’s effects on incomes have exacerbated: despite good crop yields, food insecurity is rising.
  • Findings of the October 2020 Cadre Harmonisé (CH) analysis projected that about 5.1 million people in the three states will be food-insecure in the lean season between June and August 2021 – a 19% and 34% increase in 2020 (after COVID-19 June CH Update) and 2019 figures respectively.
  • According to the Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance Round 9, conducted in October 2020, the level of acute malnutrition increased in all three states compared to 2019. Global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of 10.7% were recorded in Borno, 7.5% in Adamawa, and 13.6% in Yobe.
  • According to the survey, several LGAs had high pockets of global acute malnutrition above the 15% threshold (emergency phase), including Gubio, Magumeri, Mobbar, and Bayo in Borno State and all LGAs in northern Yobe.
  • Movement restrictions and insecurity continue to hamper the ability of IDPs, returnees, and the host communities to access basic services, livelihoods, and land for farming and grazing. This means that more people will rely on humanitarian aid to survive in 2021.
  • In 2017, ALIMA continued to implement projects in Muna Garage in Jere LGA, where ALIMA performs general consultations for children under 5 and provides Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) to pregnant and lactating women (antenatal and postnatal consultations).
  • An Outpatient Therapeutic Feeding Program (OTP) is also available for children under 5 suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the clinic, where women and caretakers are trained to screen their children for malnutrition using the MUAC tape.
  • In Maiduguri MC, where ALIMA is working in partnership with the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), the Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Center (ITFC) manages children under 5 suffering from SAM with medical complications in a 50-bed capacity building.
  • In December 2020, ALIMA conducted a needs assessment survey in the north of Yobe where a high level of acute malnutrition was recorded by the nutrition sector.
  • The results of this survey prompted ALIMA to open a nutrition and health project covering the Kasasuwa LGA, one of the most affected LGAs, and where there was a gap.
  • This project started in May 2021 and fund by ECHO aims to support Karasuwa health facilities and improve access to nutrition and health services including pediatric healthcare and reproductive health. ALIMA also supports COVID-19 vaccination in Borno and Yobe with a focus on the most vulnerable.
  • In parallel, ALIMA is opening an emergency nutrition project in Katsina state and is present in Owo state since 2018 for Lassa fever response and research. In recent years, Nigeria was hit by some of the worst Lassa fever (LF) outbreaks recorded so far.
  • Since 2018, ALIMA has been working with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the State Ministry of Health, and the Federal Medical Hospital (FMC) of Owo to help in the diagnosis and management of suspected and confirmed Lassa Fever cases. 
  • In addition to prevention and case management, the project is also involved in research activities via the CORAL platform (ALIMA / Inserm 1219 Bordeaux) as it has developed an observational cohort study since 2018 (LASCOPE) to describe the clinical, biological course, management and outcomes of hospitalized patients with a diagnosis of confirmed Lassa fever. It has also initiated (in 2021) a therapeutic phase II clinical trial (SAFARI) in partnership with BNITM, a German research institute.
  • The aim of the clinical trial is to assess the safety and efficacy of the antiviral drug against the standard ribavirin treatment. It is an important step toward a phase III trial to identify an efficient drug against Lassa fever in the future.

Management Lines
Line Manager:

  • Head of Mission

Line Management:

  • Project management team.

Functional Manager:

  • Mission Coordinators: LogCo, HRCo, MedCo, FinCo
  • Research Coordinator (ResCo).

Protection of Beneficiaries and Community Members:

  • Level 3: As part of his/her duties, the job holder will visit programs and come into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, a criminal record check or a certificate of good conduct will be required. In situations where the impossibility of providing a criminal record or a certificate of good conduct is found, a declaration of honor will be requested.

Mission and Main Activities

  • Under the supervision of the Head of Mission and international Research Coordinator, the Project Coordinator is responsible for ALIMA’s operational and research interventions within the framework of the project.
  • In close collaboration with the team, he/she defines the project’s priorities and objectives and establishes a plan to achieve them. In order to do so, he/she reviews data on population health and humanitarian needs, the context, the humanitarian issues at stake, and the risks and constraints associated with the context, and then assesses human and financial resource needs.
  • In addition, he/she coordinates the implementation of the projects, in close collaboration with the medical coordinator, the international research coordinator, and the Head of Mission, in order to ensure the effective achievement of the objectives and also to improve the needs of the target population as well as the humanitarian situation.
  • Finally, he/she ensures compliance with procedures of ALIMA, the donor, National protocols, and the Research SOPs & protocols.
  • He/she is the interface between the coordination & Research teams and the field team that he/she supervises and represents ALIMA with the local interlocutors.
  • He/She will ensure the smooth running and daily management of the research projects in all their aspects: scientific representation, management of staff dedicated to clinical research activities, control and quality assurance of data collection, respect of protocols and procedures, supervision of internal monitoring and implementation of external data monitoring, participation in the organization and implementation of proximity training of clinical research staff.
  • He/She is the guarantor of the security of ALIMA’s operational and research activities in the field as well as of the security of the team on the ground.
  • He/She supervises and leads the field team and facilitates its participation in the project dynamics.

Security Analysis and Management:

  • He/she is responsible for monitoring and producing an analysis of the environment in which the operational and research activities are located: local political context (in Ondo state and in the intervention sites; Owo LGA) and providing regular updates on the security context in the environment of intervention;
  • He/she enforces the security policy set by the coordination team and formalizes it in the security guideline distributed to the project teams;
  • He/she monitors the evolution of the local situation by encouraging the participation of the team he/she supervises in this task;
  • Evaluates the risks and constraints, and proposes an adapted strategy and action plan in case of new and unforeseen elements after consultation  with the country coordination (HoM, MedCo, LogCo, FinCo, HRCo) the research team, other humanitarian, international, and governmental actors present in the intervention site.

Program Implementation:
Research Study Management:

  • In collaboration with the international research coordination team, coordinate and ensure general supervision of the clinical research assistants (CRA) of each research project and the Clinical Research Team of the ICRC (site coordinators, doctors, nurses and laboratory team), ensure that their work is done in accordance with the protocol and procedures of the studies;
  • Ensure the quality and continuity of information exchange between the Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Lab (VHF) and the ICRC (compliance with procedures, quality of communication between the two departments);
  • Participate in the operating committee of the various studies; 
  • Report to the coordination team and research coordinator any problems or difficulties encountered in the field and discuss ways to resolve them;
  • Ensure the replenishment of laboratory and medical items related to research studies and the payment of suppliers;
  • Supervise and help reinforce confidentiality towards participants in the different research projects; 
  • Respect the operating rules of the ICRC (hygiene, infection prevention and control);
  • Organise and facilitate the relations and the exchange of information between the research coordination team, the sponsor of the studies, and the Nigerian collaborators in the field;
  • Ensure effective collaboration with other departments of the hospital (emergency room, dialysis unit, paediatrics, gynaecology …) concerning the  Lassa fever studies in Owo.
  • Participate in the Lassa fever response plan provided by the ALIMA medical team, under the supervision of the ALIMA medical coordinator and research coordinator.

Project Management:
Implementation, design and operational follow-up:

  • Participate in the design, financial, human and logistical dimensioning of projects to be implemented.
  • Implement activities in accordance with the annual operational strategy, ALIMA technical requirements and donor criteria.
  • Plan and supervise the implementation of the project under his/her responsibility, respecting the deadlines and the defined technical specifications.
  • Plan the activities with the support departments (Administration, Logistics) according to the set objectives.
  • Use management and monitoring tools for activities, results, and context.
  • Evaluate the relevance of the activities carried out, the effectiveness of the interventions, and their adequacy with regard to the evolution of the   context and the needs of the populations.
  • Ensure quality of care of project activities.
  • Anticipate difficulties related to the conduct of activities and facilitate the resolution of problems related to them.
  • In collaboration with the administrative department, contribute to the elaboration of the budgets related to his/her project and follow up on expenses and budget forecasts.

Human Resource Management:

  • Participate in the validation of the recruitment for the national technical staff of the project.
  • Define, in conjunction with the administrative department, the prerequisites for the positions open to application, adapting the job profile of the   job reference system if necessary.
  • Welcoming and briefing new employees or volunteers working under his/her responsibility.
  • Set up training courses in line with operational requirements and identified training needs
  • Supervise and support the team under his/her responsibility.
  • Facilitate workshops and regular or ad hoc meetings.
  • Evaluate and assess the performance of team members.
  • Identify the potential for development of the members of his/her team and pass on the information to the HR coordinator of the mission.

Reporting / Communication / Representation:

  • Report to the HoM any information on the security context or any event with incidents that may have an impact on the activities and safety of the teams.
  • Write reports and annexes related to his/her activity(ies) for reports and/or endorsements for Donors.
  • Ensure compliance with deadlines and formats for the submission of reports.
  • Maintain an operational local communication network and good relations with government/local authorities, donor representatives, UN agencies, and other international agencies.
  • Ensure ALIMA representation at meetings or forums related to the project.
  • Draft administrative documents to be signed (MOU, handover, etc…) jointly with government authorities, communities, or partners.

Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Participates in training and awareness sessions on exploitations and abuse.
  • Implements standards related to exploitation and abuse prevention.
  • Ensures that team members attend training and awareness sessions.
  • Contributes to creating and maintaining a nurturing and protective environment.

Experience and Skills
Education:

  • Medical Doctor, or Nurse.
  • Master’s Degree in public health is a plus;
  • Additional training in clinical research and/or Public health would be an asset.

Experience:

  • Experience in project management (at least 2 years) is required.
  • Management experience in a research project    in the field OR a Master’s in Epidemiology is required
  • Experience in a hospital medical service.
  • Experience in epidemic response and/or viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) is an asset.

Qualities of the Candidate:

  • Rigour and organisation
  • Adaptability and initiative
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Developed interpersonal skills and diplomacy
  • Commitment
  • Team management.

Languages:

  • English is essential, and the local language is an asset (Hausa, Kanuri…). Speaking French is an asset.

ALIMA pays for:

  • Costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
  • Accommodation costs
  • Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee
  • Evacuation of the employee.

Salary
Depending on experience + per diem.

Application Closing Date
2nd May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to our job page
  • Applications are processed in the order of arrival and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if a good application is successful.
  • Only full applications will be taken into account.
  • Only accepted applications will be contacted.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent humanitarian medical NGO that was created in 2009 by professionals of humanitarian medicine. ALIMA’s mission is to provide medical care in emergency situations or medical catastrophes.